The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 149 142 126
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 15 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.19% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.24% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 6
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £333 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £393 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.98 £52.99 £37.49
% change year-on-year
+15.07% +41.34%
Security Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3185 2895 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.60% 77.53% 74.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1995 1668 1250
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 140 119
Median hourly rate £36.52 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £14.50 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 8 £375 -6.25% 3
Cheshire - 1 £550 - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Information Security
2 13 (40.63%) Software Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Information Assurance
3 12 (37.50%) BDD
3 12 (37.50%) SQL
4 10 (31.25%) Java
5 9 (28.13%) XML
5 9 (28.13%) Ruby
5 9 (28.13%) JIRA
5 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (25.00%) Selenium
6 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 7 (21.88%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (21.88%) Integration Testing
8 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
8 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 6 (18.75%) ISEB
8 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
9 5 (15.63%) TDD
9 5 (15.63%) Finance
9 5 (15.63%) CISSP
9 5 (15.63%) C#
9 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
9 5 (15.63%) Project Management
9 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
9 5 (15.63%) Degree
9 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
9 5 (15.63%) V-Model

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
1 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) JIRA
2 8 (25.00%) Selenium
3 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
3 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
3 5 (15.63%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.13%) AppScan
4 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
1 11 (34.38%) Test Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) CISSP Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Ethical Hacker
5 3 (9.38%) Information Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Security Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) XML
2 4 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) J2EE
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 3 (9.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Smart Energy
4 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Information Assurance
2 13 (40.63%) Information Security
2 13 (40.63%) Software Testing
3 12 (37.50%) BDD
4 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 7 (21.88%) Integration Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
6 5 (15.63%) TDD
6 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.63%) V-Model
6 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (12.50%) Defect Management
7 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.50%) ISMS
7 4 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) Java
3 9 (28.13%) Ruby
4 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.63%) C#
5 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
6 4 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) ISEB
1 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
1 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (15.63%) CISSP
2 5 (15.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) HP